by Kano Tsunenobu 狩野常信 (Kanou School)
16th - 17th Century; Photo courtesy of:
Modern times and still uncivilized, of course worshiping symbols isn't a higher state of consciousness.
SLAVE TRADER GEORGE WASHINGTON printed on the new Chinese money art, hmmmmm.
Modern worship of the Greek Gods, and there have always been different label-categories for worshiping nature/s "God"/s.
DRAGON ~ PHOENIX. YANG-YIN. MAN-WOMAN. ADAM, EVE, SERPENT ~ TREE OF LIFE.
Humans began to look at the life source, the forces in nature, ELEMENTS -- air, water, fire, dirt-land-food, metal/s. And, then the beginning of life looking at life in the mystery of life in earth began. Humans procreated and birthed more humans.
Dragon was the symbol of lots of elements, Dragons are also considered the YANG, for example in the BOOK OF CHANGES AND THE UNCHANGING TRUTH, Master Ni, the Creative energy (Hexagram Number One) is Yang-Dragon Energy. Hexagram Two is Receptive Energy, Yin-Phoenix.
We've so much to learn and in the USA the NYT has held the SUPER POWER position of the Dragon and the Phoenix, and that changed when the EAST (China-India-Japan-EtAl) opened the HISTORY BOOK, to remind the west there is a round planet called EARTH, and all humans share the elements.
ITS' ALL ELEMENTAL SHERLOCK HOLMES, DR. WATSON MAY HAVE SAID THAT?
SKIN ART. There is a film about the art of tattoo that all should experience, before choosing to go with the skin art of tattoo.
.. to be continued ... DRAGON ~ PHOENIX, simply an energy element of the imagination and now the the NYT isn't the super power to corrupt the USA's spiritual fetus (PEARL OF IMMORTALITY), let the real reality in the news of creation, get into the heads of (EG CHRISTIAN RIGHT & LIBERAL LEFT), and save US from the chaos.
Yes Obama said rebuild and that was-is a promise.
NYT into the symbols of well deserved:
DRAGONS FIGHT IN THE WILDERNESS. THEIR BLOOD BLENDS TOGETHER. Line 6, Hexagram 2, HUA-CHING NI, THE BOOK OF CHANGES AND THE UNCHANGING TRUTH, In the top positions of Chyan and Kun there is remorse for being excessive .. Competitive energies bring destruction. Cooperative energies bring harmony, thus integration results when two harmonizing energies meet ...
AMERICA INTO APARTHEID-GENOCIDE IS NOT THE DRAGON-PHOENIX CIRCLE OF LUCKY GOAT YEAR, ONE HUNDRED  UNITED STATES TREASURY "NOTE", BEN FRANKLIN FROM CHINA'S NEW ART MACHINES!
.. to be continued ...]